Golden Gate Hotel - Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Accommodation in Golden Gate Highlands National Park


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Golden Gate Highlands National Park lies nestled in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains. It is about 22km East of Clarens in the north-eastern Free State. The park derives its name from the golden colours cast by the sun on the park's sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock, near the Golden Gate Brandwag Resort.
 

The Golden Gate Highlands Park is 11 600 hectares of unique highland habitat, providing home to a variety of mammals – black wildebeest, eland, blesbok, oribi, springbok and Burchell's zebra and birds, including the rare Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier) and the equally rare Bald Ibis, which breed on the ledges in the sandstone cliffs.

Golden gate Hotel
Formerly known as Brandwag Hotel, this luxury accommodation has always been synonymous with Golden Gate. A wide spectrum of services and facilities has always been offered, which stretched out onto the 34 adjacent fully-equipped chalets. Although the hotel has undergone minor renovations over the years, a point was reached where a major upgrade was necessary. Visitors to the newly improved (and newly named) Golden Gate Hotel can expect their stay to be nothing short of fabulously luxurious.
Golden gate Hotel is situated in the heart of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the scenic North- Eastern Free State. The Resort offers comfortable accommodation with splendid views in the self catering chalets and as well as the hotel rooms. It offers a restaurant, ladies bar, coffee-shop, curio-shop, conferencing & banqueting venues, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor games and facilities. This is the “one-stop shop” for holiday makers and business travelers.

Highlands Mountain Retreat
Close your eyes and allow your senses to totally relax. Breathe in the crisp, fresh mountain air and slowly allow your eyelids to open. Take in the awesome view of the overlapping mountain range, all the while knowing that you are standing 2200m above sea-level, the only place in South Africa at this height A great escape for the mind, body and soul... the recently released Highlands Mountain Retreat, is a luxury camp in Golden Gate that has certainly been worth the wait. Home to eight log cabins nestled in the foothills of Golden Gate, that can accommodate 4 families of 4 each (2 bedrooms each en-suite) and 4 that can accommodate 2 persons each (1 bedroom), making this camp, a definite must visit for all.

Room Description at :

Chalet Ch2/4b (CHALET CH2/4)
- 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 single beds
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television 
- Fully equipped open plan kitchen
- Wc and bath
- Barbeque Facilities
- Under roof parking for one vehicle per unit

Chalet Ch2/4s (CHALET CH2/4)
- 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 single beds
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television  
- Fully equipped open plan kitchen
- Wc and shower
- Barbeque Facilities
- Under roof parking for one vehicle per unit

Chalet Ch2/4z (CHALET CH2/4)
- Unit accessible to the mobility challenged
- 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 single beds
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television
- Fully equipped open plan kitchen
- Wc and shower
- Barbeque Facilities
- Under roof parking for one vehicle per unit  - Wc and shower

Honeymoon Suite (NHKBS)
- Bath & Shower
- Breakfast including Fruit Basket
- DSTV (Limited Channels)
- King Size Bed - North Facing
- Rose Petals - Sleepers
- Sparkling Wine

Premier Luxury Suite (NPKB)
- Bath & Shower
- Breakfast including Fruit Basket
- DSTV (Limited Channels)
- King Size Bed
- Lounge
- North Facing
- Sleepers

Twin Room (TWIN ROO)
- Breakfast included
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds
- Small balcony
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television
- Kettle, cups and coffee & tea
- Wc and bath

Family Room (FAMILY ROO)
- Breakfast included
- 1 Room with two double beds
- Small balcony
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television
- Kettle, cups and coffee & tea
- Wc and bath

Double Room - B (DOUBLE ROOM - B)
- Breakfast included
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- Small balcony
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television
- Kettle, cups and coffee & tea
- Wc and bath

Double Room - S (DOUBLE ROOM - S)
- Breakfast included
- 1 bedroom with double bed
- Small balcony 
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television
- Kettle, cups and coffee & tea
- Wc and shower

Suite (SUIT)
- Breakfast included
- King Size Bed 
- Private lounge with bar (unstocked) and fridge
- Small balcony with view over mountains
- Hairdryer - Telephone - Television
- Kettle, cups and coffee & tea 
- Wc, shower and bath

Basotho Cultural Village Rest Camp
Rondawel (HK2)
- 1 bedroom with double bed - Communal braai lapa - Kitchen - Veranda with Weber braai - Wc and shower
Rondawel (HKD4) - 1 bedroom with double bed - 2 bathrooms, each with w/c and shower - 2 bunk beds - Communal braai lapa - Kitchen - Veranda with Weber braai

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation and 14% VAT. Breakfast is included with some of the accommodation.

Rates Exclude:
Optional excursions and optional extras, Conservation Levies

 

Extra information

Gate Hours: 05:00 – 22:00 Arrivals after 22:00 are not permitted. The reception office is open from 07:30 to 20:00. Visitors with reserved accommodation who arrive after 20:00 may collect the keys to their accommodation at the entrance gate.

Climate: Mild highveld summers with the possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon and cold winters with occasional snow transforming the park into a white wonderland.

Handy Hints: Remember to bring a hat, walking shoes, sun block, camera, binoculars and wildlife reference books. Hikers on day and overnight trails must always carry sufficient water. Take cool and light clothing for summer and warm clothing for winter. The area is prone to sudden weather changes.

Take Note: Pets are not allowed. Firearms must be declared and sealed on arrival. Seal will be broken at the reception office upon departure. Vehicle repair, medical, post office and police services at Clarens or Bethlehem.

Birdlife:   Highland specials to search for in the park include: Greywing and Redwing Francolin, Mountain, Mocking and Buffstreaked Chat, Sentinel and Cape Rock Thrush, Orangebreasted Rockjumper, Rock Pipit, Ground Woodpecker, Ayre’s, Wailing and Lazy Cisticola, Gurney’s Sugarbird, Malachite, Greater Doublecollared and Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird and Drakenberg Siskin.